GREGG/UPSHUR/RUSK

LIVE MUSIC/NIGHTLIFE

King Trivia in the Taproom, 6 p.m. Thursdays; Oil Horse Brewing Co., 101 W. Tyler St., Longview. Information: 903-220-3414.

The Social Club, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Heritage Plaza, Downtown Longview. Downtown Live Concert Series. Information: Longview Main Street on Facebook.

Reid Burns, 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Central Station Brick & Brew, 103 N. Main St., Gladewater. Information: 903-374-4700, Facebook.

The Tuxedo Cats, 8 p.m. Friday, the Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: 903-984-8141, thebackporchkilgore.com .

The Gladewater Opry, two-hour country music stage show; 7 p.m. Saturday, 108 E. Commerce St., Gladewater. Lance Moore, Dorothy Hinman — Harleton; Paul Dunnam — Union Grove; April Sanders -Dallas Presley West — Marshall; Randy Armstrong — Crandall; and Sarah Bryan — Longview. Cost: adults $10, children $5. Information: 903-845-3600, www.thegladewateropry.com .

Teazur, 8 p.m. Saturday, the Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: 903-984-8141, thebackporchkilgore.com .

BlakBox, 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: 903-984-8141, thebackporchkilgore.com .

Jenn Ford and the Wide Eyed Devils, 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27, Heritage Plaza, Downtown Longview. Downtown Live Concert Series. Information: Longview Main Street on Facebook.

Improv at Oil Horse Brewing Co., featuring Duck. Duck. Moose!, Theatre Longview’s improv comedy troupe; 7 to 8:30 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month — Sept. 24, Oct. 22; 101 W. Tyler St., Longview. Information: Facebook.

Floyd Void: A Tribute to Pink Floyd, 8 p.m. last Friday and Saturday of each month, Big Sandy Music Hall, 100 S. Tyler St., Big Sandy. Cost: $15 advance, $20 (cash) door, reserved seats available. Tickets and information: bigsandymusichall.com .

Black & White Party & Comedy Show; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9; Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, Longview. Presented by Stars Entertainment Group, with radio and TV personality Claudia Jordan as host, starring comedian TK Kirkland, and featuring comedians D’Lai and Mike Shawn. Cost: $40 general admission, $50 for preferred seating, $35 for couples, group discounts. Information: starsonstage.com or on Facebook, or call (972) 521-1044.

Jason Michael Carrol, country music hit-maker and Clay Page, 2019 ‘American Idol’ Top 40 contestant; 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 Gilmer Civic Center, 1218 US Hwy 271 N., Gilmer. Cost: $25 reserved, $40 reserved plus meet and greet. Information: frontrowlive.net, 817-438-8800.

HALLOWEEN/FALL

Longview World of Wonders Spooky Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Saturday in October, 112 E. Tyler St., Longview.. Oct. 5 — dry ice demonstration and balloon ghost craft, Oct. 12 — monster cookie decorating, Oct. 19 — Bad to the Bone, check out real bones in partnership with Kilgore College, Oct 26 — Potions! with the Kilgore College Chemistry Department. Cost: free for members and children younger than 2, $8 general admission, $7 for ages 65 and older and military, $3 with EBT/Lonestar card.FAMILY/CHILDREN

Music and Movement, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. Featuring new musical instruments provided by anonymous donor, with hand drums, triangles, miniature xylophones, harmonicas, kazoos, digital piano and more. Cost: Free. Information: (903)237-1345 or afmartin@longviewtexas.gov.

Babygarten Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St., Longview. Cost: Free. Information: longviewtexas.gov/library .

Early Learning Journeys Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. For ages 3 to 5. Cost: Free. Information: www.longviewtexas.gov/2896/Story-Times .

Discovery Kids Story Time, 4 p.m. Wednesdays; Broughton Recreation Center; 801 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Cost: Free. Information: www.longviewtexas.gov/2896/Story-Times.

Family Game Night, 6 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. Cost: Free. Information: 903-237-1345, longviewtexas.gov/library or at facebook.com/Longview Public Library.

Legos at the Library, 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays; Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St. Cost: Free. Information: www.longviewtexas.gov/2894/LEGOs-the-Library .THEATER/ PERFORMING ARTS

Broadway at the View, 7 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Featuring “Broadway Goes to the Movies,” showcasing ArtsView teens and adults, with desserts, hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and drinks; bid on performer’s encore song; Ticket Pull; and silent auction. Cost: $50. Information: artsviewchildrenstheatre.com.

The Decades of Rock ‘n’ Roll, 4 p.m. Sept. 22; Gilmer Civic Center; featuring Sting Ray Anthony; Travis Powell; Dale ‘C’ Cummings; Ultimate Tribute Band Spinout!. Information: 1-832-312-0074, stevemdxelvisl@gmail.com .

Girls Doo it Too!, Concert Under the Stars at the Kokomo Theatre, gates open at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 and 26, 2400 W. Marshall Ave., Longview. A drive-in theater without the cars; Queen of Swing Kelli Grant salutes a few queens in the industry; followed by a movie “Some Like it Hot” starring Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis. Bring lawn chair. Cost: $10. Information: (903) 918-2132.

Duck. Duck. Moose!, Theatre Longview’s improv comedy troupe; 7 to 8:30 p.m., the fourth Tuesday of each month — Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Oil Horse Brewing Co., 101 W. Tyler St., Longview. Information: Facebook.

Comedy Improv Showcase by Theatre Longview, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Longview Community Center, 500 E. Whaley, Longview. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for students. Information: theatrelongview.com.“Great Russian Nutcracker,” presented by the Moscow Ballet; tickets on sale for 7 p.m. Nov. 18 performance at LeTourneau University Belcher Center. Information: 903-233-3080, www.nutcracker.com, group pricing at 800-320-1733 or email groups@nutcracker.com .

FESTIVALS/ SPECIAL EVENTS

Dog/Owner Costume Contest, sponsored by Karen’s Pampered Pets and Judson Road Animal Clinic; 10 a.m. Sept. 21; Longview First Church, 1600 Blueridge Parkway, Longview. Cost: $10 entry fee. Information: (903) 736-9370.

HomeBierFest 2019, 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Maude Convention and Activity Center, Longview. Homebrew competition and Oktoberfest themed beer festival hosted by the East Texas Brewers Guild. Only Guild members may attend. Membership is $25 and includes admission to HomeBierFest. Information: www.etbrewersguild.org or East Texas Brewers Guild on Facebook, register by 8 p.m. Sept. 20. No tickets sold at the event.

Gregg County Master Gardener’s Fall Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 28; Gregg County AgriLife Bldg. Parking in the rear of the building. Information: www.facebook.com/greggcountymastergardeners or call (903) 236-8429.

Longview Jaycees Trade Days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, second weekend of every month except September. Cost: Free admission. Information: 903-753-4478 or visit greggcounty fair.com/Trade_Days .

Riverside Trade Days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, second and fourth weekend of every month. Cost: Free admission. Information: riversidervpark42.com .

FUNDRAISERS

Craftoberfest, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center; benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Pines, featuring craft beer from Texas breweries, food, music, games, Gamesters’ Paradise Bus. Cost: VIP tickets $70 and $50 for each additional tickets, $80 at the door and $60 for each additional ticket. General admission $20 with additional tasting tickets for $2. Must be 21 or older to attend. Information: www.ETexCraftoberfest.com or on Facebook.

Sixth Annual East Texas Burn Run, hosted by Longview and Tyler Chapters of Brothers Keepers MC; opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Sept. 28; poker run, bike show, bike games, live entertainment, vendors, live and silent auctions, food and a children’s area. Proceeds help send burn survivors to camp each summer. Cost: Free admission. Information: Riley Crocker at 903-746-8305, email at 13pres@brotherskeepersmc.com or www.brotherskeepersmc.com .

Asleep At The Wheel Pasture Party benefiting Hannah House Maternity Home near Longview, Sept. 28, advance ticket sales end Sept. 24; then available the day of the show starting at 4 p.m. at Bear Creek General Store; gates open at 4 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.; Bear Creek Smokehouse, Marshall. Cost: concert $30, concert and dinner $45, VIP package for two $500. Information: tickettailor.com/events/asleepthewheel/277278 .

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4002 Clay Shoot Fundraiser; 9 a.m., 8 a.m. registration, Oct. 5; Prairie Creek Sporting Clays; Gladewater. Sponsors and volunteers needed. Cost: $500 team of four, $125 for individuals. Information: Marc Webb at (903) 649-4198 or DiAnne McGregor at (903) 399-5492 or email gicklegickle@netzero.com .

Mobberly Baptist Church annual Rummage Sale, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5, Longview Exhibit Building, 1123 Jaycee Drive. Admission: $1 on Friday and free on Saturday (donations accepted). Donated items accepted 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Longview Exhibit Building. Funds benefit Mobberly Benevolence Ministry led by the Family Services team. Information: Greg Scobee at 903-918-8801 or email scobeeg@yahoo.com.

OUTDOORS

17th Annual Adaptive Sportsfest, hosted by the nonprofit POWER, Inc. (People On Wheels Encouraging Responsibility); 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 28; Lake Gladewater. For people with disabilities and their guests. Activities include archery and air rifle training clinics, hand cycling, fishing and kayaking, water skiing clinic conducted by Metroplex Adaptive Water Sports. Cost: Free for people with disabilities and their guests. Information: (903) 736-9046, judie@powerinc.org, www.powerinc.org .

SPEAKERS/ PRESENTATIONS

Preservation Texas Roadshow, 1 p.m. Sept. 24, Education Room at the Gregg County Historical Museum, 214 N. Fredonia, Longview. Roundtable discussions on local preservation challenges and statewide preservation programs. Cost: Free. Information: Ellen Gordon at 903-720-1398 or www. PreservationTexas.org/ PTroadshow .

Workshop with NY Best Selling Author Christie Craig, hosted by East Texas Writers Association; 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 28; Hampton Inn & Suites, 3044 N. Eastman Road, Longview. Presentation on “Build a Character, Build a Story.” Cost: $45 through Sept. 10, then $50. Information: easttexasauthorsassociation.com/writing-workshop .

East Texas Sanctity of Life Banquet, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 14, Holiday Inn Infinity Center, Longview. Feature speaker Stephanie Gray. Cost: $50 or $400 for table of eight. Information: easttexaslifebanquet.com.

Methodist Preschool Teacher Conference, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8; Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex, Longview: Cost: $45. Information: www.methodistptc.com or contact Louise Dyer at (903) 240-2805 or by email at ofmontessori@aol.com .

FARMERS MARKETS

Historic Longview Farmers Market, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays, city parking lot at High and Cotton streets in downtown Longview. Information: historiclongviewfarmersmarket.com .